Duncan Taylor

Glen Garioch

1988

ABV 54.6%
REVIEWED Issue 55
Specifications
Brand: Glen Garioch, Duncan Taylor
Expression: 1988
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 54.6%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 55
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Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Fizzy oranginess, steamed apple pudding, furniture polish, sherbert and mixed peel. Comb honey, fresh and perfectly ripe pears.
Palate: Complex.
Finish: Christmas pudding with flaming alcohol, and burnt twigs.
Comment: Right in so many ways: balanced but stimulating, challenging but comforting. It reminded me of Clynelish.
8.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Complex mix of ripe peachy fruit, baked banana, fruit smoothie, orange peel/blossom. Light nuttiness/malt, cream. Water adds weight and brings out extra maturity and depth.
Palate: Rich with good impact, slightly dry, then tingling spices. Heavy and quite explosive. Once again, it deepens (and dries slightly) with water.
Finish: Long, rich, cooked peach.
Comment: Has the X factor.
8.5
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